An hour with Jared Yates Sexton on his new book, Qanon and the lead-up to the election

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Wed, 10/28/2020 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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Copies of his new book, "American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed It's Own People" will be offered as premiums for our final show of the Fall Membership Drive

 

(From Wikipedia): Jared Yates Sexton is an American author and political commentator from Linton, Indiana. He is an associate professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. Sexton is the author of three short story collections: An End to All Things (Atticus Books), The Hook and the Haymaker (Split Lip Press), and I Am the Oil of the Engine of the World (Split Lip Press), as well as a crime novel, Bring me the Head of Yorkie Goodman (New Pulp Press), written under the pseudonym Rowdy Yates.

In April 2015, Sexton started covering the 2016 U.S. presidential election, attending multiple rallies for both candidates and writing regular articles for Atticus Review[2][3] in his column Atticus on the Trail.[4] He covered the Charleston shooting[5] and trail of church burnings in the South.[6] In the summer of 2016, Sexton went to another Trump rally in South Carolina, and reported on the behavior he observed there. His live tweets of the event soon went viral[7] and garnered him national attention,[8] which included frequent death threats.[9] He later wrote about the experience[10] and became a regular contributor to The New Republic and The New York Times.[11]

You can go to his website here.

 

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